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I'm officially broke..

Friday, 6 June 2008

Up Up & Away!!!!

Yesterday afternoon around 4.30pm (Malaysian Time: 11.30pm), I open Paul Tan's Automotive Blog while having my lunch/dinner/afternoon tea. I nearly puked all over my laptop when I saw the most recent post --> New Petrol & Diesel Prices Effective 5th June 2008 The new Malaysian fuel price is rising like crazy in just 1 day! 70cents rise for petrol and RM1 for diesel overnight!!! I can't believe my own eyes!!! The first thing in my mind is my house's car and my dad.... After calculation, it will be around RM100 increase every month for my house's car's fuel. I can't believe it... The government is going to give out cash by using postal orders when car owners renew road tax and insurance, but the subsidy amount is not even half of the amount increase!! And it will be taking ages to process. Now I bet many Kancil drivers have to go back to motorcycles again as it is not possible for low income people to have a car anymore, even a used one.

As a chain reaction, prices of everything else will be increasing like mad from groceries to food to anything related, or even non related to fuel. The only thing that will NOT increase will be the salary. Speaking of salary, I am now in England, which I feel English people are lucky that the Government here sets a minimum wage of £5.53 per hour which even lowest income group can get basic living standards, feel that Malaysian government should set it as well. The wages paid will not be the government's money anyway, it will be the employer's. Easier said than that actually. Lazy to explain my concept anyway.

Now worrying about my family. Very worried. really. I can't even save myself now, how am I going to subsidise my family's extra expenses for fuel price hike.

Will Malaysia be like Indonesia soon....? I wonder.... The inflation by this time's fuel price hike will be unbelievable, especially for people who lives in low wage area which salary doesn't move up at all. A plate of noodles will be RM5 to RM6 in my hometown soon. People's pay will still be Rm1000 a month since many many years ago. business are going to close down, unemployed people caused by closures of non-profitable business, no money to buy food, food business has no profit, and turning around again, if you know what I mean. People who doesn't have food will start to protest, and everything will be in chaos.

God bless Malaysian people. It is depressing. Extremely.

8 comments:

Angel~ said...

very sohai hor? sien de wor.....
now hor~ me everymorning the nasi lemak naik harga so much~ T.T rm3.5 =rm4.0-rm5.0 wahhhhhhhhhhhhh~~~ sien ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

Jeremy said...

sigh~~~ everywhere also same... if not earn enough money... eat grass lo...

Angel~ said...

well~ nvm lah~ 7-eleven de meehoon goreng still RM1.80 1 box~ heheheheh~ now me everyday lunch is at 7-eleven jor~ hehehehehe~ =P

MyviKiller said...

Finally u update sumthin...

Yeah, the inflation is killing me as well, especially in Miri...

Happy Gawai!

Jeremy said...

ah... still Gawai?? hahaha... well, due to my new working time I feel so lazy to update interesting stuff as it needs time to do it. LOL~~

Haven't contact my parents though.. don't know how they feel about it..

Angel Valerie said...

u worry about ur family, there goes the same as me. ur family's monthly fuel budget increase by RM100 each mth n mine is worst. 3 cars, 2 petrol, 1 diesel. dad retired dy, i dont even know how to survive in a situation like this.

the stupid government said they cannot subsidise our fuel anymore because the price of the fuel worldwide is hiking. shit la, what kinda crap was that?!

Jeremy said...

ah.... totally crap... that makes another reason for me to stay and not go back at least so soon...

Angel~ said...

huhuhuhu~ cham liao lah~ now me head ache donno how le~ u know me lah~ now in kl~ so cham~ oledi not enuf $$ eat~ now the car fuel upup liao even cham! all food price up up also~ T.T